New Pattern English Quiz for upcoming IBPS & Insurance Mains Exams – Set 7

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of New Pattern English Quiz for upcoming IBPS & Insurance Mains Exams.

DIRECTIONS (Q. 1-6) : In each of
the following questions a short passage is given with one of the lines in the
passage missing and represented by a blank. Select the best out of the five
answer choices given, to make the passage complete and coherent.
1. New economic foundation in
London produced an extremely interesting ‘Happy Planet Index (HPI) which uses
survey -based data on life satisfaction in addition to other hard variables to
arrive at the index as follows : HPI = (Life expectancy x Life
satisfaction)/Ecological footprint. But there are doubts about HPI. How the
inequalities would be counted which creep in with birth. What about the
subjectivity of satisfaction for each individual? …………
(a) This is miscalculated index
(b) HPI will not work at all
(c) HPI is biased for some
(d) Similarly the issues of
measuring sustainability and environmental indicators are also effectively side
(e) Confusion surrounds the
cumbersome HPI calculations
2. The biggest attraction of the
public sector is that, for women with the same qualifications and skills it
almost always pays better than does private industry. For men the differences
are much less pronounced………………….. Figures are hard to come by, but in rich
countries women typically hold 30-40% of senior managerial posts in central
government. Hours and conditions too are usually more congenital and maternity
arrangements more generous. So with better pay, conditions and promotion
prospects, it is no wonder that the public sector is the employer of the choice
for so many women.
(a) The public sector is also
more likely to promote women to senior jobs
(b) The public sector provide
safe working environment for the women.
(c) Women are paid more than men
in public sector
(d) Public sector is better pay
master than private banks for women
(e) There is no issue in making a
choice for women
3. A study found that when
teachers were asked to describe their favorite students, the personality traits
cited correlated negatively with personality traits associated with creative
students, such as being impulsive, emotional, individualistic, and having a
preference to be alone when creating something new. Instead, teachers liked
traits that ran counter to creativity, such as conformity, sincerity,
reliability and unquestioned acceptance of authority…………. when the teachers in
the study were asked to describe creative students. They included traits such
as being deliberate, reserved, reliable and industrious as being “creative”.
In other words, teachers like the idea of creativity as long as its
manifestations are not disruptive.
(a) The contradiction between the
teachers’ professed love and their actual feelings towards creative students
became clear
(b) The similarity of choices
made by the teacher produced a resonating effect.
(c) In fact , it happened to
differ not a lot
(d) Students selected were almost
the same ,hence concept of study does not stand
(e) It was a personal choice and
individualistic for each teacher ,cannot be generalized
4. Once a farmer found an
abandoned eagle’s nest and in it was an egg still warm. He took the egg back to
his farm and laid it in the nest of one of his hens. The egg hatched and the
baby eagle grew up along with the other chickens. It pecked about the farmyard,
scrabbling for grain. It spent its life within the yard and rarely looked up.
When it was very old, one day it lifted up its head and saw above it a
wonderful sight – an eagle soaring high above in the sky. Looking at it, the
old creature sighed and said to itself…………. (a) “If only I’d been born an
(b) “if only I Knew how to
(c) “If only I could not be
(d) “If only I have learnt
to fly”
(e) “If only I have not
found by farmer”
5. Recently, a worldwide survey
was conducted and the only question asked was: “Would you please give your
honest opinion about the solution to the food shortage in the rest of the
world?”The survey was, not surprisingly, a huge failure. Because: In
Africa they didn’t know what “food” meant .In Eastern Europe they
didn’t know what “honest” meant. In Western Europe they didn’t know
what “shortage” meant .In China they didn’t know what
“opinion” meant. In the Middle East they didn’t know what
“solution” meant. In South America they didn’t know what “please”
meant. And …………….
(a) In the USA they didn’t know
what the shortage meant
(b) In the USA they didn’t know
what the would meant
(c) In the USA they didn’t know
what the solution meant
(d) In the USA they didn’t know
what the please meant
(e) In the USA they didn’t know
what “the rest of the world” meant
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 6-8) : The
following questions consist of a single sentence with one blank only. You are
given five or as answer choices you have to pick up two correct answers, either
of which will make the sentence meaningfully complete.
6. This report ……………the
involvement of Ex- Minister in the scam.
(1) Exposed (2) Revealed
(3) Disclosed (4) Proved
(5) Debunked
(a) Only 2
(b) Only 1
(c) Only 1and 4
(d) Only 4
(e) 1, 2, 3 and 5
7. Those who …………… freedom to
others deserves it not for themselves.
(1) Observe (2) Deny
(3) Obstruct (4) Allow
(5) Facilitate (6) Reserve
(a) Only 2 and 3
(b) Only 1
(c) Only 1and 4
(d) Only 4
(e) 3 and 4
8. Let us remember that the
politics of ………………… of certain sections of society is not right for future of
(1) Satisfaction (2) Appeasement
(3) Tightening (4) Mingling
(5) Maintaining (6) Improvising
(a) Only 2
(b) Only 1 and 2
(c) Only 1and 4
(d) Only 4

(e) 3 and 4


1. (d) Only option (d) is suitable. As other options are having
too certain opinions or totally irrelevant.
2. (a) Working women are holding senior positions in Public sector
in good numbers. Hence it can be assumed that they are
having early promotions also. So option (a) is correct.
3. (a) Creativeness is different to what teachers think and this
was obvious for their choices during the study.
4. (b) If farmer has not found him then it would have grown
5. (e) Only ‘rest of world’ can be linked with America as in
sequence it is the only missing link.
6. (e) Scam has come in open and hence a word showing this
will fit in the blank. This word can be exposed/revealed/
disclosed or debunked. Proper combination is to be
7. (a) Deny /Obstruct the freedom is right for the context.
8. (a) Sentence imply that government should not try to
appease or satisfy some specific sections of the society.


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